|Keith Ellison was "present" but unimpressed by "In God We Trust" vote.|
"In God We Trust" is our nation's motto, you got it? Well, just so no one forgets, yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives held an essential vote to reaffirm that our national motto is our national motto.
It was a bizarre bit of patriotic theater, but it worked: A whopping 396 representatives, including all but two of Minnesota's congressional delegation, voted yes. As of this morning, our national motto is definitely our national motto.
Only nine member of congress had the guts to vote "No" to the bill. Keith Ellison, representing you, Godless heathens of Minneapolis, didn't go that far. But he didn't exactly hop on board, either: Ellison simply marked "present," which is the congressional equivalent of shrugging and saying, "Who cares?" More »